Birth Date: March 15, 1959 / Age: 54
Birth Place: Milan, Italy
Also Credited as: Fabio Lanzoni
Biography: Fabio Lanzoni (born March 17 Nicholas Caivano, 1959) in Milan, Italy, is a famous male fashion model.
Lanzoni, widely known simply as Fabio, was a member of the Italian Army before moving to the United States to live permanently.
He became famous as a model for romance novel covers, the first of which was Hearts Aflame in 1987.
He has also made a few small movie appearances (including cameos trading on his fame as a model), as well as commercials for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and for Wickes Furniture, and even co-penned a romance novel, entitled Pirate. He has also appeared on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful a number of times, as a close friend of the character Sally Spectra. Fabio and Sally's portrayer, Darlene Conley, are also close friends in real life.
On March 30, 1999, Fabio made the news after being hit by a low-flying bird while riding the roller coaster Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens, Virginia. The bird, which one park guest claimed to be a goose, slammed into Fabio's face during a 210-foot drop, leaving an inch-long laceration on the model's nose. After the ride ended, he was rushed to Williamsburg Community Hospital where he was promptly treated and released.
He had long claimed to have been born in 1961, but it was discovered by People magazine in 2001 that he had been fabricating his age.
Despite all his celebrity, Fabio is reportedly accessible to fans and is known for not refusing to give autographs.